This week I will post everydays a part of this tutorial...
It's done, already...
And it means that I know perfectly this App...
(Excepted 1 little thing that I still not understand... Check it out in the Audio Track tutorial below..)
It's not the most powerful of the DAW, despite this:
3 inserts per track.
Audiobus, IAA and AudioUnit (Intrument tracks and Fx)
A lot of built in Plugins, others from the Shop.
It's not the most revolutionary UI, despite this:
You don't need to read the User Manual, everything is simple... Not a lot if windows... A little bit like Protools... I love this...
It's not the most powerful Audio and MIDI Editor, despite this:
One more time, for the Audio and MIDI Editors, no need to read the manual.
Most of all the features I need are present. Perhaps the Time Stretching for an Audio Clip.
I can also change the way I am writing...
It's among and perhaps even the most "easy to use" Pro DAW from the App Store!
It's my second DAW.
And sometimes also my unique DAW.
I am Beta Tester for Auria Pro, I have to install and uninstall it a lot of time. Auria is also heavy, and sometimes I need space in my iPad.
So I remove it...
But I keep Audio Evolution into my iPad.
Audio Evolution is very study too...
I need this....
A Killer App, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
1 Menu Project
A real File browser...
You can import easily MIDI and Audio from a project to another.
You can Mixdown a project, send all rendered tracks to another DAW, export a MIDI file.
Create and load Templates,
Sure, load and save a Project...
Import from Audio Share too...
Overview and Tracks
2 ways to create a Track:
Or you choose to import Audio or MIDI from another project. A track will be created .
Or you Tap the + button located on the bottom right side of your screen.
4 choices here:
Audio Track, MIDI Instrument Track, Drum Pattern Track or MIDI track.
Note that I didn't understand how to create a Stereo Audio track... To create it, I import a stereo Audio file from Audioshare into Audio Evolution.
All the tracks come with a Volume, a Pan, A input Routing, 3 inserts (Audio Unit or IAA plugins), 2 send to the groups (you can create unlimited groups). A 3 band EQ excepted for the MIDI Track.
1) Audio Track
The input Routing allows you to insert an App. (Audiobus or IAA)
Audio will be recorded.
The track menu allows you to rename a track (You can also rename a track by a long tap on the note label.)
To remove it.
To move it up or down.
To copy the track to the clipboard.
To render the Audio to Audio File.
2) The MIDI Instrument Track
It's exactly the same track as an Audio Track.
Just after you have created it, you will have to choose the "Guest" App or the Audio Evolution built-in Sampler. (We will see this later)
A shortcut on the trackhead allows you to switch to an IAA App or to the Audio Evolution keyboard if you have choosen an Audio Unit instrument.
The Track menu displays the same things as the Audio Track plus a Translate by semitones, a Split Midi Channel and Merge All Clips features.
This track record MIDI.
3 & 4) The MIDI track and the Drum Pattern tracks are the same.
Only the MIDI Editor is different. (We will see this later)
The Track menu is the sale as the MIDI Track instrument.
The imput routing is for the MIDI destination and source.
When I am making the Let's open it together post, I don't know the App...
I also didn't read the App Store description before...
So, I want to apology if I am saying mistakes or if there are "lengths" in the Video or in my writing below.
Check out the App Store description at the end of this post...
If you have this App feel free to add infos, clarification, even to injury me (not too much) in the comment section below...
Intro: as usual I didn’t know this App before to make this video... I read the App Store description just now. If I am talking about this it’s because I was not really sure to know the real purpose of this App after that I made this video. Now, I know...
Concept: a visual synthesizer ( and much much more... Check out the App ID below...)
First impressions: Top! It seems to be really powerful and despite this very easy to understand.
Sound quality: It seems to be great! Really.....
Audio Processing: I didn't try a lot of thing in this video... I shaped a little bit the sound of the Synthetiser,... It's seems to be great...
Features: check out the App ID below. There is one thing that I didn't see before to make the video, it's the Audiobus or IAA features...
I will ask the developer.... This App seems to be really great, so it's too bad if we can use it with an host App...
UI: I love it... Unique, beautiful and easy to understand...
Conclusion: I will play a little bit more with Mazetools,... I want! I will add a new video shortly... This App seems to be really really great...
A very big KAP to Sugar Bytes GmbH
First impressions: top! I like it! I think that Cyclop will stay in my iPad... I think that I will be able to create awesome Bass line or synth ambience totally "stick" to my Drum pattern....
Sound quality: Excellent!
Audio Processing: Seems to be really awesome!
Features: Euh.... A lot... Better that you check the App Store description below.... (But I already love the module in the center of the screen with seems to be link to all parameters... The seuencer with the 2 timelines for the Fx section.... Really awesome!)
UI: Cyclope seems to be "easy" to understand, and I love to have a colour code in an App and in everything... (Asperger syndrone...). Sometimes I have a little problem with Sugar Bytes Apps, because of the small UI (even if they offer everytime the possibility to zoom in a module with a double Tap). But not this time... The UI is big enough, so it's cool for old hypermetrop man. The preset library UI is awesome...
Because I don't know the App when I am making the video, it's possible that I am saying wrong things...
Big mistake... (I men, much more than usual...)
So if you have this App, if you know this App, feel Free to leave a comment in the comment section below....
App Store description:
Cyclop now available on the iPad – ready to unleash monstrous bass sounds to the mobile world.
Cyclop is a monophonic synthesizer. It does one thing very well: delivering cutting-edge digital madness at the low end of the frequency spectrum.
Cyclop is the master of subs, beautifully controlling even the lowest notes, always sounding stomach-rumblingly thick. It uses mid/side processing to introduce stereo imaging between 250Hz and 4kHz. This ensures wide, interesting sounds that retain their punch and bass. There are no phasing issues, which means Cyclop cuts through the mix very nicely.
Enjoy an incredible depth of sound design possibilities, great real-time control with the Wobble Knob and FX knob. Integrated effects sequencer, vast modulation system and the preset browser will take your inspiration to new levels.
The interface has been improved for touch performance and the overall cpu usage has been reduced.
- Monophonic Bass Synthesizer
- 6x2 Synthesiser Engines, 10x2 Filter Engines
- Analog Sync, FM, Sample Transformer, Spectromat, Saw Regiment, Phase Stressor
- Vowel Filter Mode
- Free Signal Flow for 2 Oscillators, Filters and Distortions.
- Incredibly versatile modulation system
- Multi FX Knob/Sequencer
- powerful Preset Browser with tagging and rating
- Full MIDI Support (Virtual, Network, External)
- Music Library Access (Transformer Oscillator)
- iTunes File Sharing
- Inter-App Audio
- Ableton Link
DJ Mag: “It is decidedly digital-sounding, but not in a bad way, and as the growing list of fans proves, it can be turned to good use in just about any electronic genre, past, present and (probably) future.”
Producer Spot: “Very good for his complexity, very versatile and easy to use if you need sub bass sound for your productions. Sugar Bytes offers High quality and good prices with all their products.”
Computer Music: “Anyone will find it powerful and unique-sounding, adding spice to existing tracks and inspiring new ones.”
What's NewPerformance improvements
A very big Kap to Never be normal
Modular Synthesizer with built in Sequencer
Sound quality: Really Great!
Audio Processing: Great too!
Features: a lot of modules, Fx. Custom Keyboard layout, real sequencer...
UI: it seems to be easy to understand and very well think. No wires to plug... I am not scared!
App Store description:
the queuing synthesizer for iPad.
SynthQ has been designed from the ground up with the touchscreen interface in mind. SynthQ is a subtractive synthesizer with a customizable interface. A unique module queuing system, resizable multi-octave keyboard, and intuitive cable-based modulation controls offer a truly dynamic music-making experience for iOS.
Each part of the synth is separated into units called modules. Each module snaps into place along a scrollable surface above the keyboard.
Control the number of modules shown on the screen at any time. Control which modules appear for each sound.
Tap a button on the module menu to launch a module and add it to the queue.
Drag a module up and release to remove it from the queue.
Drag a module down to move it within the queue.
Add variability to your sound by connecting different modules using virtual cables.
Alter the sound with synthQ's movable keys.
SynthQ provides an intuitive and engaging way to get started creating your own sounds, and is ideal for production, performance and music education environments.
Full feature list:
—three oscillators — sine, triangle, saw, square, pulse and resonant noise waves
—three adsrs — amp, filter and modulation envelopes
—filter with lowpass, hipass, bandpass, band-reject and peak filter modes
—frequency modulation oscillator
—ring modulation oscillator
—eight modulation bays with virtual cables enable interactions between modules
—three tempo-syncable LFOs with sine, triangle, saw, reverse saw, square, random curve and random step waves
—two XY matrix pads
—XY keys module turns the keyboard's movable keys into modulation sources
—sequencer module with Ableton Link support and built-in arpeggiator mode
—vocoder using microphone or Inter-App Audio Effect input
—two FX slots with chorus, flanger, phaser, reverb, tremolo, distortion, delay and bitcrush
—analog simulation with soft clipping and random pitch wavering
—midi module with pitch bender, modwheel and velocity
—master volume control
—multi-octave resizable keyboard with 4-voice polyphonic, monophonic and legato modes
—optional "sticky keys" mode locks each key to your finger after being pressed
—when used as a modulation source, sound can be altered by moving the keys in different directions
—unique rearrangeable module queuing area defines which controls are present per preset
—fully featured preset menu system with options to share and import via e-mail or iTunes File Sharing
—import presets directly from iOS mail by tapping and holding the attachment and pressing "Open in synthQ"
—functional graphic design and layout eliminates screen switching by keeping the control modules and keyboard in constant view
—Audiobus 3 support with Inter-App Audio
—A=432Hz, A=440Hz and A=444Hz tuning modes
—44100k Hz, 32000 Hz and 22050 Hz sampling rate modes
—MIDI input and output per channel
—basic recording feature to save, play, loop, and share recordings
—import .WAV files from iTunes File Sharing for playback
—parallax motion effects
Follow @synthQ on Twitter for latest announcements and free preset packs, updated regularly! Share your presets with the developer for a chance to get them added to an official update!
What's NewMinor bugfix/enhancement update.
- Fixed a potential crash caused by randomizing a preset and then pressing the undo or redo buttons
- Fixed FX parameters not displaying correctly
- Fixed touch handling on settings and help window
- Added select all/none functions to preset share menu
Changes as of v. 1.514:
- Moving synthQ to the background while the sequencer is playing no longer causes breaks in the audio.
- Fixed Ableton Link beat synchronization.
- MIDI In/Out now works for the sequencer.
- Fixed issues with note transposition for the sequencer.
- Input signal volume for the vocoder has been increased.
- Audiobus 3 support.
- Updated libpd version.
- 90 new presets.
i have a few Apps since a very long time in my iPad.
Some that I really love, but so powerful that I need a lot of time before to post the review..
Among this App, GeoShred.
An awesome synthesizer.
Between a electric or acoustic guitar, an harp, a sitar, Bass,... and a synthesizer.
So much keyboard layouts, settings... So powerful!
So, a little video where I am using some factory presets, just to let you listen to this Killer App!
Do you know Xynthesizr? An awesome unique sequencer…
Shoom synthesizer comes from the same developer, so it should be awesome and unique too. Let’s see it.
First, it’s not 1, but 3 identical expressive XY pad synthesizers in this App. The blue, the pink and the orange one. Notes are displayed in a circle with a color associated to the corresponding Synthetiser. An empty circle means that the notes will stop when you will lift your finger (s). A plain circle is an Hold note and will held even if you lift your finger. (Double-tap a plain note to stop it). Did you realise what it means? No? It means that you can play 2 bourdons with 2 of the Synthesizers while you are playing a melody with the third one (adjustable polyphony up to 30 voices), and because Shoon is not a little synthesizer, the possibilies are awesome. Now let's see the Synth angine:: two oscillators with 4 waveforms and PWM, plus one noise generator. 4 pole (24db/octave) resonant low pass filter with overdrive and pitch tracking. An oscillator FM cross modulation. 2 variable slope ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter cut-off. 2 LFOs with 9 waveforms, up to 3 out to 12 simultaneously assignable parameters, trigger and global running modes, fade in and phase controls. Y axis position as modulation source with up to 3 to 15 simultaneously assignable parameters. Notes pan randomizer a stereo delay and a Reverb!
The ribbons now. 20-20,000 Hz pitch range. Slide freely or snap noted to Scale with adjustable grid rate. it can play any pitch and can deliver anything from common 12 tone equal tempered to xenharmonic and Microtonal. There is also a Scale library where you can create your custom scales too. In summary, Shoon it’s 3 powerful synthesizers that you can use in live to jump from a preset to another. It can be used like a Drone too. It’s a creative and versatile App that I really love A Killer App, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
A few days ago I made the review of Bebot and I was talking about a feature that I really loved.
The Snap to,key,
Do you remember?
This feature that Snap a note you are playing to the closest key.
Here you have also this amazing feature with some improvements. Yes, with Ribbons you can set the Snap with a slider. From 0 cent to 50 cents. More, in the Keyboard settings menu, you can decide to set the Snap to Scale or Chromatic. This is top when you play on a Ribbon.
Another great feature here. The Hold button. It's not a classic Hold (note) button. This one will hold the notes while you hold it. Release it and play... It works like a bourdon (Drone). It's awesome...
For the sound. Awesome too...
If I say Ribbon, sure that you think: Theremin. OK, with Ribbons, no problem... Ondes Martelot? Yes, no problem too...
Do you think big bass? No? Too bad, because you can. Pads? You can! Leads? You can!
Yes, we can!
We can change this world!
Euh, no... Sorry... I get carried a little bit...
We can do what we want easily and fast. (Watch the video demo). First, because of the morphing wavetable oscillator, (awesome... Watch the video demo... ), the 2 "swarm" oscillators (top! Watch the video demo....), the Filter. Stop! Awesome, Really awesome because of the modulation source settings.... (Watch the video demos because I think that you can not imagine what you can do there... The Amplifier (ADSR) and the 2 effects: Reverb and Delay.
To conclude, I am pretty sure that Ribbons will be in the October rewind post. I am totally sure that it will stay in my iPad for a long time.
I love it... I really love it... Before to say that it's a Killer App, a Must Have I have to say that you can use Ribbons as a Midi controller too, that you can set the scales and create custom one... A Killer App, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
Zeeon synth is the new release from Beep Street, after iSequence one of the first iOS workstation. GyroSynth a gesture synthesiser for iPhone. Sunrizer synth, a synthesiser which never leave my iPad and Impaktor. I use it for my live performances...
So, Zeeon synth is a virtual analog synth. 2 layers plus a Noise layer. Each layers come with 2 oscillators. A Filter module, 2 LFO and a Drive. In the Panel 2 a Voice settings module, a Chorus, a Reverb and a Delay. With this, you have already a Killer Synthesiser for the generated sound. A versatile synthesiser. Great for the Bass, Lead sound, great for the Pad too. Certainly the best analog vintage synthesiser from the App Store.
Despite this, this is not the highlight of Zeeon synth, the great 16 steps sequencer either... (Stand Alone version only)
No, the highlight is the Matrix... The Matrix allows you to setnd 17 signal source to 42 targets! 8 slots are available for each layer!
All the parameters of Zeeon synth can be controlled via MIDI.... I let you imagine what you can do with an external MIDI Controller and the Matrix...
In summary, for the generated sound, it's a Killer App, a Must Have!
With the Matrix it's a?.
Euh,... it's a already the max rating.... It's an App that will stay in my iPad for the next 5 or ten years like Sunrizer.
Review by Ed
Italizer is made to create sound & Fx for Dub and Reggae. To generate the sound Fx, a monophonic Synthesiser: On the left side of the screen, a wave frequency rotating knob, a wave selector (Sine, Saw, Square, Triangle, Noise), a a 4-pole lowpass filter and 2 LFOs with a frequency selection for each. (LFO 1 sin LFO 2 square). This is for the synthesizer engine. (Note that it’s not a conventional synthesizer. You can not play note with it but you can trigger the sound with an external keyboard, or another App or the built in keyboard of the AUM and the Audiobus App). A great emulation of a Tape delay is also present with a Tap Tempo. In addition Italizer comes with a customizable X/y Pad. A latch mode, a Loop for the delay (feedback), a Trigger switch and a sync feature. Italizer comes with the Ableton Link feature and all the parameters can be controlled via MIDI, like all the other Apps from Numerical. Italizer is really easy to use and can generate all the sound Fx that we can hear in a Dub track, from the Siren sound, the loop delay, the noises, all the sound Fx. To make my video I used a track from The Clash: Bankrobber, and I had a lot of fun to play with it. I am not a specialist in Dub or Reggae, but I am sure that Italizer can be a Must Have for Dub or Reggae band in live or studio. A Killer App, a Must Have!
Review by Ed
NFM is a virtual FM synthesizer. FM synthesizers are not my favourite ones… for example I really don’t like the DX7 which is certainly the most famous of them. So, when I launched NFM the first time, I tried to forget my personal taste and start to play. I load some preset and was very surprised by the generated sound. Cool, very cool… After, I started to use the Operator (s).I understood nothing and was a little bit disappointed. The day after, I read the user manual, and tried to use the Operators again. Hallelujah! Awesome!
This is what I read:
“FM Algorithm's interface is inspired by Native Instrument's FM8 FM Matrix. It allows you to wire up modulators and carriers in any way you like. Every operator can be a modulator, a carrier, or both simultaneously. Each modulator can modulate any number of carriers. For example, operator C can modulate D, E and F and send feedback to A and B operators. Tapping on an operator button (labeled A, B, C etc.) switches the active operator view.”
When you look at the NFM main screen, on the left side, the FM algorithms, on the right side, the Operators. With a swipe of your finger on rectangle shape you will be able to send the output signal of an Operators to another one, with another swipe you will send the feedback of an Operator to another… it’s really great, and turns NFM into a real versatile synthesizer. You can play a percussive sound and turn it into a big pad. You can play a Pad and add noises to it. What you like... The second view of MFN is dedicated to the FX and the Output section. Check out the tutorial to see all the parameters available,. Watch the video demo to understand how it works. In summary NFM is a very powerful FM synthesizer which can make you love the FM synthesizers as it did for me. You can use it for live performances, for sound illustration, or as a classic synthesizer too. I have only one regret. It's the lack of a Midi implementation.to control tthe Operators with another App or an external keyboard. A Killer Synthesizer. A Must Have!
Review by Ed